Bristol is bursting with unique venues, perfect for any summer event. Our list features venues both within the city centre and slightly further afield. All offering outdoor experiences and facilities to host your summer event. 

M Shed

M Shed is Bristol’s history museum, telling the story of the city. Located in the heart of the city on the picturesque Harbourside, M Shed has a roof top terrace overlooking the harbour and beyond, making it an ideal place to host a summer event. The team at the venue can arrange catering, BBQ’s and your choice of entertainment to create the perfect atmosphere for your guests. M Shed offer Summer Party Packages to include private hire of the event suite and terrace and varied options of catering to meet your requirements.  Watch the sunset over the harbour side with a refreshing drink to celebrate the season.


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We The Curious

We The Curious is Bristol’s award-winning science and discovery centre. Centrally located the venue’s versatile private hire space is on the top floor of the building and boasts a large outdoor balcony on either side of the building, making it a brilliant choice for summer parties. The event space overlooks Millennium Square, an area that can also be hired for outdoor events and Anchor Square which is suitable for smaller parties. The Big Screen Bristol is perfect for public screening and events.

Bristol Zoo Gardens

Bristol Zoo is a unique option for any event. The venue has several options to choose from to create your perfect summer party. A BBQ for up to 2000 guests can be hosted within the grounds, the Clifton Pavilion can accommodate up to 100 guests and the newly opened ‘Hide’ can accommodate up to 300 guests for ‘Hang Out in the Hide,’ a relaxed and informal setting. Ask the team about their authentic zoo keeper experiences!

Brunel’s SS Great Britain

If you fancy a truly unique venue Brunel’s SS Great Britain could be the option for you. Launched in 1843 as the world’ first luxury liner, the Top Deck can be utilised for events, you can even ‘Go Aloft!’ and climb the ships rigging. Take a stroll around the ship and experience what is what like to be a passenger.

De Vere Tortworth Court

De Vere Tortworth Court is a magnificent Cotswold country house in South Gloucestershire. Just a 20 minute drive from Bristol centre, Tortworth Court offers 14 event spaces including the impressive Orangery (as pictured) and 30 acres of grounds. Outdoor Wi-Fi has been installed to cater for team building activities and summer parties held within the grounds. The location of the house and the outdoor space which De Vere Tortworth Court has to offer makes it a great place to be on a sunny day.

Tracy Park

Tracy Park is located between Bristol and Bath and benefits from a stunning back drop of 240 acres of natural beauty, making it a prime spot for a summer party. It is also home to an 18-hole, championship golf course which is also available for groups. Tracy Park is a perfect location for those wanting to get out of the city, take a breath of fresh air and enjoy a warm summers day with a view.

The Square Club

The Square Club is a members club in Clifton that is available for private hire. The friendly team can help put together a bespoke summer package to meet your needs. The party can be held on their exclusive Terrace and in the Lower Deck of the cocktail bar.

Thornbury Castle

Thornbury Castle is a beautiful 16th century building, providing a great atmosphere for any summer party. It is surrounded by 15 acres of regal splendour, its own vineyard and gardens. Stay the night and take the opportunity to stay in The Dukes Bedchamber, the very room slept in by Henry VIII and Anne Boleyn.

Berwick Lodge

Berwick Lodge offers a unique experience due to its location on a hill surrounded by 18 acres of private garden and woodland, which is a great site for any summer event. The team of passionate chefs are able to create any kind of menu which suits the occasion, it is even possible to have a BBQ at the venue.

Clevedon Hall

Clevedon Hall is a Victorian mansion which hosts a bespoke gazebo, built from accoya wood located in their beautiful shaped gardens, which can host up to 150 guests for a summer party. The gardens are great for a BBQ on a summer’s night.

Doubletree by Hilton Cadbury House Hotel

The Doubletree by Hilton Cadbury House is a peaceful and easily accessible location. The hotel is situated within 20 acres of woodland and it has a great view over the Bristol Channel as well as beyond into Wales. Cadbury House combines old and new with the traditional country house and the elegant boutique-style hotel which would be ideal for a summer party.

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